Why Genre Still Matters (A Response to Polyphonic)

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It’s a dark day for the Ghost Notes fandom.
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So, a funny thing happened to me recently. I was watching the recent Polyphonic video about the death of genre, and suddenly, Noah called me out. By name! He challenged me to explain the academic perspective on genre, and I can’t just say no to that sort of thing, so here I am stepping up and doing it. Musical genre’s a really complicated thing, but it’s also really important to how we understand and relate to the music we love, so let’s dig in and try to figure it all out!

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